Monday, July 13, 2015

PP253 -- Color Challenge

This is the week for the color challenge at The Paper Players

"Mint Macaron" -- I have. "Smoky Slate" -- I have. "White" -- I have. "Sahara Sand" -- I do not own one sheet. So it's off to find a substitute. I finally decided on "Crumb Cake". It is much darker but it was the best choice I had. Now for the inks. "Mint Macaron" -- I do not have. Decided that I could use the color Celadon by VersaColor, a close match. "Smoky Slate" --  I have that one. "Crumb Cake" -- Don't have that color ink but I think that Memento "Peanut Brittle" will work.

Now -- "What stamps will I use?" "What layout will work?" "What, What, What?" So many questions and so many decisions.

 Here is the result. "My Card"

I got some new stamps last week from the "Unity Stamp Co." Found one that I had fallen in love with. It is from the set called "Delightfully Dainty". Stamped it in the three colors and layered the image with the same color. The background paper was made using white card stock, a Tim Holtz stencil and was sponged with Memento Peanut Brittle ink. The sentiment was first stamped with Stampin' Up Pool Party ink. I really didn't like the result. I stamped the sentiment again in VersaFine Onyx Black ink (using the stamp-a-ma-jig for placement) and let the first stamping create a shadow. I really like the result. I want to try this again.

Thanks for your visit today.


  1. Great way to address the color challenge. I love your stamps and understand why you couldn't resist. Prayers for you and your husband on your journey with Parkinson's Disease. My great grandmother had tremors for all my remembered life, but her disease progressed slowly and she was active into her late seventies.

  2. Those little flowers are delightfully dainty, what a great name!! This is just lovely Dianne. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players!

  3. I love your flowered trio! This is SO pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  4. This is just delightful! It made ME smile! Love things in threes, so right off the bat, I found the layout terrific, especially with that pretty little image! And your shadow stamping is cool too! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!